Link to Denmark www.denmark.dk/en.
Dental Hygienists educated outside Denmark (including dental hygienists from the Nordic countries and the EU/EEC countries) must hold Danish authorization to be able to use the title Dental Hygienists in Denmark and the Faroe Islands. As a result of international agreements, different rules govern the recognition of qualifications obtained abroad, depending on the applicant’s nationality, and where the education took place. For this reason, applicants are divided into two groups.
You will find application form and further information at the link below.
There is a fee of DKK 313 for registration to be paid when the Danish National Board has evaluated your application.
Please be informed that in connection with the administration of an application, all information including personal data is processed electronically by the National Board of Health. Pursuant to the Personal Data Act (persondataloven), all parties involved - with some exceptions – have e.g. a right to access to the information that is processed. For further information see www.datatilsynet.dk.
The Danish Embassy/Consulate in the country of residence.
Danish is the official language.
The average working weeks is 37 hours. Most hygienists work in private practice.
Patient screening procedures ( infection control procedures)
Injections (pain management)
Dental radiographs X-ray
Remove calcus and plaque
Apply preventive material (sealants and fluorides)
Teaching appropriate oral hygiene ( health education and preventive counseling)
Counseling patients ( nutrition)
The Danish Association of Dental Hygienis
|Number of Dental Hygienists, Female / Male||1,600 / 60|
|Number of Dentists||5,000|
|Number of Dental Hygiene Schools / Students per year||2 / 110|
|Practicing Dental Hygienists: Full-time / Part-time||30% / 70%|
|Number of Dental Hygienists in private sector / public sector||1,200 / 400|
|Number of Dental Hygienists in independent practice||25|
|Number of Dental Hygienists practicing as Educators||75|
|Hygienists practicing as Administrators and/or Consultants||100|
|Number of Dental Hygienists in other practice settings||30|